Tom Tom Club To Release Downtown Rockers
On September 11, Tom Tom Club will release a new six song EP. Downtown Rockers presents the group’s first new material in over a decade. Chris Frantz explains, “We recorded the basic tracks soon after Tom Tom Club toured with the Psychedelic Furs in October of 2011 at our home studio. These tracks were built from improvised jam sessions with Bruce Martin on keyboards and Pablo Martin on guitar, Tina Weymouth on bass and Chris Frantz on drums. This is the same way we began Remain In Light with Talking Heads. This time our only instruction to the other players was to keep the parts simple with lots of space like Booker T. and the MGs would do.” The title track pays tribute to the New York City downtown music scene of the 1970s.